Peabody is unique among the animals at Animal Ark. He is a reptile and not a predator. He is a charming favorite of many of our young visitors. Peabody was brought to Aaron and Diana Hiibel (Animal Ark Co-Founders) in the spring of 1987 by a firefighter who had helped save their home from a wildfire three years earlier. Apparently, Peabody had been a pet, probably with several different families. Mr. Peabody serves as an ambassador for his species in Southern Nevada that is threatened with extinction.